Starting school is a huge step in your child's life – and it can be understandably daunting for both the child and their parents or carers.
The local authority have produced a handy leaflet to help you prepare your son or daughter for when they start school. Links to the leaflet and the website are below.
The leaflet includes a list covering everything from being able to take off their coat and shoes and being toilet trained to being able to enjoy a book and being aware of other children and making friends.
Don’t worry if your child can’t do them all by September, if that’s when they’re due to start school – it’s not a competition.
However, by being able to do some, or all, of these things, it will really help them make that big step.
There will always be people on hand to help your child if they can’t do something